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Despite winning two MOBOS, UK saxophonist YOLANDA BROWN remains something of a well-kept musical secret. She won the coveted MOBOS in 2008 and 2009 for her contributions to UK jazz and since then she’s worked with THE TEMPTATIONS, COURTNEY PINE, DAVID SANBORN, KENNY G, DIANA KRALL, MICA PARIS and JOOLS HOLLAND. She made her debut recording in 2009 with ‘A Step Closer’ which won critical acclaim.

Endorsed by Yamaha, the instrument maker appointed her their UK Class Band Ambassador in February 2011 and she’s also worked for the Prince’s Trust and  the Mayor of London’s Charity; and all that on top of an Honorary Doctorate of Arts conferred on her by The University of East London.

Despite the busy schedule YOLANDA’S been busy putting together her second full LP. Entitled ‘April Showers, May Flowers’, the album is due for release on February 13th on Black Grape Records. Expect the album to have a predominant jazz flavour, of course, but we’re told we can also enjoy generous soul flavours too and, for the first time, YOLANDA takes on a couple of vocal tracks.

To support the album MS. BROWN is undertaking an extensive tour. The dates are…


14th HMV Hammersmith Apollo £25/£30 08448 444 748

16th Palace Theatre Newark £17.50/£16.50 01636 655 755

17th HMV Hammersmith Apollo £25/£30 08448 444 748

18th Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot £15/£13.50/£12.50 01235 515 144

21st Farnham Maltings £15adv/£17 on door 01252 745 444

23rd The Stables £16.50/15 01908 280 800

24th Millfield, Enfield £19/£17 boxoffice@enfield.gov.uk

25th Thameside Theatre Thurrock £18/£12(under 16) 01375 382 555


4th Orchard Theatre Dartford £17/15 01322 220 000

23rd Carnegie Hall, FIFE £15 01383 602 302

27th The Lemon Tree Aberdeen £15 01224 642 230

28th Eden Court Inverness One Touch Theatre £20 01463 234 234

29th The Forum Barrow In Furness £13/£15 01229 820 000

30th Birnam Arts Centre £16/£14/£5 01350 727 674


24th Beck Theatre Hayes £15.50 020 8561 8371

25th Hall for Cornwall £22/£20/£17.50: Con: £18 £15.50 01872 262 466